Apart from the usual challenges of running a small business, owners and entrepreneurs also face the daunting task of keeping up with the times. Trends and technologies have changed heavily in the past decade itself, and the pace of change makes it imperative for a small business to know what’s cool and what’s not.
After the Millennials, the world is about to welcome Zen Z to the workplace. This generation is currently in college or high school, so there is still time to learn and understand their views and perspectives on work and life. For small businesses, the challenge will be to induct them in the workplace for maximum effect, and to learn to market their products and services to their tastes and likes.
The conventional working day can be safely considered archaic these days. Technology and new styles of work have led to a collegiate style atmosphere. This attracts college freshers and the young generation and gives them the ambience they know and like to work in.
Job benefits are today valued by new employees. These could be personalized wellness or healthcare, healing services, mindfulness classes and so on. A higher pay package without these perks and value additions does not hold much charm.
A new trend is that of outdoor workstations. Working in a soothing outdoor spot with natural light and cool air is preferred for its stress busting effects. A lot of tech firms are thus utilizing this new trend to make going to work more appealing.
Remote working is now a part of most big and medium sized organizations. Employees today look for flexible approaches to work as a must have part of the job. Small businesses will do well to adopt such practices to get the best talent to work for them.
Women are now steadily marching ahead in small businesses. They should check out if there are any special womens’ business loans available to them.